Vegetarian burgers with tofu and bulgur

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Water
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Bulgur
2 larges Carrots; shredded
4 ounces Firm tofu
1 \N Egg white
3 tablespoons Chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons Minced scallions
¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
⅓ cup Plain breadcrumbs; dried
⅓ cup Flour; divided use
2 tablespoons Light ketchup
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Olive oil
4 \N Hamburger buns
4 \N Romaine lettuce leaves
4 larges Tomato slices
½ cup Alfalfa sprouts

Meatloaf style tofu pattie seasoned with mint and scallions.

1. In a large covered saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil over medium heat. Add the bulgur and carrots, remove from the heat, cover and let stand until the bulger has softened and absorbed the liquid, about 15 minutes. Drain well.

2. In a large bowl, mash the tofu. Stir in the bulgur mixture, egg white, mint, scallions and cayenne, stirring well. Stir in the bread crumbs, ¼ cup of the flour, the ketchup and mustard.

3. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Form the bulgur mixture into patties, one per serving: 1-inch thick and 4-inches in diameter. Dredge the patties in remaining flour.

4. In a large nonstick skillet, warm the oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the patties to the skillet and saute until crusty, after 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a nonstick baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, or until heated through.

5. Serve the burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato and alfalfa sprouts.


NOTES : (1995: Rebus: Random House) Editors of the Wellness Cooking School Recipe by: Simply Healthy Lowfat Cookbook: UC Berkeley Posted to EAT-LF Digest by PatHanneman <kitpath@...> on Feb 08, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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